Christopher Roland Waddle Net Worth

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Christopher Roland Waddle Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Christopher Roland "Chris" Waddle (born 14 December 1960 in Felling, Tyne and Wear) is an English former professional footballer, manager and current Football commentator and pundit. He still plays at semi-professional level for Northern Counties East League side Hallam, as well as being contracted to ESPN as part of their commentary team.During his professional career that lasted from 1978 to 1998, he played for clubs including Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield Wednesday in England, and Olympique de Marseille in France. Waddle earned 62 caps for the England national football team between 1985 and 1991, and was a member of England's squads for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1988, and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He famously missed the decisive penalty in England's World Cup 1990 semi-final shootout defeat against West Germany. Having left Sheffield Wednesday and the Premier League in 1996, he had a brief stint with Scottish Premier League side Falkirk. He returned to England with Football League sides Bradford City and Sunderland. In 1997 he became player/manager of Burnley but having failed to gain promotion from Division Two, he quit and joined Division Three side Torquay United as a full-time player. His time at United didn't last very long and he decided to retire from professional football. In 2000 he came out of retirement by signing for semi-professional side Worksop Town of the Northern Premier League, where he remained for two years and also helped out on the club's coaching side. Having left Worksop in 2002, he moved further on down the football ladder by having brief stints with both Glapwell and Stocksbridge Park Steels before officially hanging his boots up in 2002.Despite spending the 1997–98 season as a manager Waddle never returned to the coaching side of the game following his retirement and became a TV football pundit, commentator and sports newspaper writer. He previously worked for Setanta Sports and currently works as a co-commentator for ESPN's Premier League football coverage, and for BBC 5 Live. In 2013 after playing amateur football in the Sheffield area he came out of retirement for a second time by signing for Hallam at the age of 52.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthDecember 14, 1960
Place Of BirthHeworth, County Durham, England, UK
Height6' 0½" (1.84 m)
ProfessionMiscellaneous Crew
Star SignSagittarius
1A piece of skill known as the "Waddle Shuffle"
1I was completely left-footed until I was about 23. It's then that I started playing on the right-hand side and people knew I'd cut onto my left so I worked on my right in the gym. Twenty minutes a day for a couple of months is all it takes for a professional to improve his weaker foot. It makes me laugh that England are crying out for a left-footed player and the guys trying to get that role can't just practice for 20 minutes a day on their left.
2I think that the coaching system at grassroots needs to be revamped. At 13 or 14, I think it should be all ball work and technique, but it's not, it's about power, size and winning. We used to produce players like Barnes (John Barnes), Gascoigne (Paul Gascoigne) and Hoddle (Glenn Hoddle), but now we have to import them. I think if the laws were changed - if it was easier for players to get into coaching without having to get all these badges - I would definitely get involved.
3We're desperately short of players who can run with the ball and create and until we start producing that type of player again we'll remain a quarter-final team. Capello can't make somebody dribble past three players and create things if they aren't capable of doing it. The best teams have creative players that can provide a bit of magic; an Henry (Thierry Henry) or Zidane (Zinédine Zidane).
4It's an eye-opener. You think it's a game of football, like it is back home, but it's not. When Marseille got the ball, we played patient football, it was about possession, it was like a waltz. English football is based on the Charleston. The Premier League has always been a basketball league - you attack then they attack - but other leagues don't play like that. International football is about keeping the ball. My three years in Marseille taught me so much about football, which I would never have learnt in England.
5When I signed for Marseille, someone asked me if I was going to learn French. 'I wouldn't' they said, 'I'd make them speak English'. And that sums us up. We don't want to learn anything. We don't want to copy. Gary Lineker learnt to do it. Bobby Robson learnt more by going abroad. Steve McClaren will come back to England and he'll know so much more.
6I love entertaining people, being a showman. I loved the atmosphere on the terraces when I set off on a dribble.
7I know I can't go on forever - I'll probably stop when I reach 50 - but I love playing football. It's as simple as that.
8We have got to wake up in this country and realize that we are not a great team. We coach too much at a young age and we take the skill away from our youngsters.
9All fans want to see their teams win, but they love it even more when they're entertained as well. I like the thought of someone leaving the ground and going into work or the schoolyard on Monday morning and saying 'Hey, you should have seen what Waddle did to this full-back'. People always remember Johan Cruyff's back-heel flick far more than any goal he ever scored. That's what football's about. Giving people something to smile about.
10I'm not saying that just because you're a great player you'll be a great manager but people like John Barnes have a knowledge of the game you'll never find in any coaching book.
11It makes me laugh when I see people trying to coach kids. You cannot coach seven-year-olds. I was never coached and I bet John Barnes was never coached, or Peter Beardsley, or Paul Gascoigne.
12[on taking penalties] I was always happier scoring from 20 yards.
13Look at the great players who've missed penalties, players like Michel Platini, Marco van Basten, Diego Maradona (Diego Maradona). It happens.
1Has two children: Brooke (born June 1988) and Jack (December 1993).
2Collaborated with fellow England midfielder Glenn Hoddle on the single "Diamond Lights", which reached 12 in the UK pop charts in 1987.
3Unfortunately, he is remembered for being the player who missed the penalty in the semi-final shootout against West Germany that knocked England out of the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
4His position was winger.
5Former footballer who played 62 matches for England and scored six goals.
6Competed in the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cups.


World Cup 981998Video Game voice talent: Electronic Arts Canada Team


Final Score2016TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
Match of the Day: Euro 20162016TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Analyst / Himself - Red Button Commentator / Himself
That Game: England v Germany 19902004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Timeshift2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Gillette Soccer Saturday2000TV SeriesHimself - Expert Analysis (2000-2001)
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Ball Is Round1994TV Movie documentary
Italia '90: England - World Cup Heroes1993VideoHimself
Top of the Pops1987TV SeriesHimself
FA Cup Final 1987: Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur1987Video documentaryHimself
Football World Cup1954TV SeriesHimself - Commentator (voice)

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The Hand of God: 30 Years On2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Greatest Footie Ads Ever2012TV MovieHimself
England's Worst Ever Football Team2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
Good Bye Lenin!2003Himself (uncredited)
Manchester United: The Official History 1878-20022002Video documentaryHimself (1993 Man Utd v Sheffield Wednesday)
The Story of Football2002Video documentaryHimself - 1990 World Cup
Room 1011999TV SeriesHimself
World Cup: England's World Cup Heroes and Villains!1998Video uncredited
Match of the Eighties1997TV SeriesHimself
The World's Greatest Goals: Volume II1990Video documentaryHimself

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